The Cancer Genome Atlas has sifted through some 500 samples of 20 different types of cancer in an effort to uncover what makes different cancers tick, but a recent study in Nature estimates that that effort may have only scratched the surface, writes Carl Zimmer at the New York Times.

"The Cancer Genome Atlas has been a spectacular success, there's no doubt about that,” Bruce Stillman, the president of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, tells Zimmer

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